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Challenging Fronteras : Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S.

Challenging Fronteras : Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S. : An Anthology of Readings
Author: Mary Romero, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Vilma Ortiz
ISBN: 0415916070

Challenging Fronteras reflects an important new wave of research that moves beyond sweeping generalizations that treat Latinos as a monolithic cultural group. This anthology focuses on the diversity of Latino experiences by providing historical specificity and cutting-edge research that employs the conceptual and analytical tools of social science.


Counseling Latinos and La Familia

Counseling Latinos and La Familia (Multicultural Aspects of Counseling And Psychotherapy)
Author: Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Patricia Arredondo, Maritza Gallardo-Cooper
ISBN: 0761923292

This volume provides an integrated approach to understanding Latino families and increasing competency for counselors and other mental health professional who work with Latinos and their families. It provides essential background information about the Latino population and the family unit, which is so central to Latino culture, including the diversity of various Spanish-speaking groups, socio-political issues, and changing family forms. The book also includes practical counseling strategies, focusing on the multicultural competencies approach.


Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State
 (2003)

Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State (2003)
Authors: Hugo Fruhling, Joseph S. Tulchin, Heather A. Golding
ISBN: 0801873843

This book contributes the most detailed discussion of to date, with special attention to police-community partnerships and police professionalization programs. Although complete evaluation of these relatively new programs is impossible, the contributors discuss lessons thus far and offer recommendations for governments, civil society, and the international community. Policy makers, analysts, and students of public policy, sociology, Latin American studies, and law will benefit from this book.


The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship

The Cuban Family: Custom and Change in an Era of Hardship (2003)
Author: Rosemarie Skaine
ISBN: 0786416777

This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly as it is affected by Cuba’s struggle to transform its economy. It also examines historical perspectives on the contemporary Cuban family, ethnicity and race, marriage, the extended family, family rights, the emigrating family, United States’ citizenship issues, religion, and the Cuban-American family.


Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
Authors: Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, Ana M. Lopez
ISBN: 0415229731

Spanning a period from 1920 to the present day, this unique A-Z resource features some 4000 entries on more than 40 regions in Latin America and the Caribbean. "Culture" in this work encompasses food, sports, religion, television and other mass media, transportation, music and other performing arts, architecture, visual arts, politics and a wide range of other cultural phenomena.


Family Therapy with Hispanics: Toward Appreciating Diversity

Family Therapy with Hispanics: Toward Appreciating Diversity
Authors: Maria T. Flores, Gabrielle Carey
ISBN: 0205285325

The book covers interventions, identity formation of men and women in the Hispanic culture, demographics, and specific information on health care, spirituality, and other issues that affect Hispanic family life. Chapters 4 and 5 focus on how therapists from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds can be effective in dealing with Latinos/Hispanics in family therapy. For social workers, counselors, and other helping professionals and volunteers who want to relate to Hispanic clients more effectively.


Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity

Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity
Author: Geoffrey Fox
ISBN: 0816517991

Among Hispanics in the United States, a new sense of group identity is emerging that allows Americans of Puerto Rican, Mexican, Honduran, Chilean and other Latino origins to feel they belong to a homogeneous, unified community. Examines how Spanish-language television, radio, newspapers, books and magazines create a common set of images that reinforce certain values such as family loyalty. Focusing on the divergent experiences of Puerto Ricans, Chicanos and Cuban Americans, Fox argues that Hispanics, hewing to an old American tradition, are creating a solidarity group as a way to confront perceived injustice, to get ahead and to negotiate better terms of assimilation.


Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture

Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture
Author: Alfredo Mirande
ISBN: 0813331978

In the first book that examines how Latino men view themselves, a professor of sociology and ethnic studies explores the richness and complexity of contrasting Latino masculine roles. Alfredo Mirande culls information from Mexican and South American history, as well as contemporary Latino culture in the U.S. to reveal a rich portrait of Latino males.


La violencia domestica/ Rethinking Domestic Violence: una nueva vision de un viejo problema

La violencia domestica/ Rethinking Domestic Violence: una nueva vision de un viejo problema/ A New Vision To An Old Problem (Trabajo Social)
Authors: Audrey Mullender, Matilde Jimenez Alejo
ISBN: 8449309891


Latinas' Narratives of Domestic Abuse: Discrepant Versions of Violence

Latinas' Narratives of Domestic Abuse: Discrepant Versions of Violence (Impact: Studies in Language and Society)
Author: Shonna L. Trinch
ISBN: 1588114155


Latino Families Broken by Immigration

Latino Families Broken by Immigration: The Adolescents' Perceptions (New Americans (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).)
Author: Ceres I. Artico
ISBN: 193120263X

Events leading to the parent’s departure and its interpretation by family members; the parent’s dependability as providers during separation; and the quality of communication upon reunification influenced how these children perceived their departure and absence. Whereas the children’s perception of caretakers as supportive or critical influenced their representational model of self, their internal working model of others was influenced by how families interpreted the parent’s absence.


Latino Homicide: Immigration, Violence, and Community

Latino Homicide: Immigration, Violence, and Community
Author: Ramiro Martinez
ISBN: 0415934036

Studying five major cities, Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami and San Diego, Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a cogent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.


Too Close to Home; Domestic Violence in Latin America

Too Close to Home; Domestic Violence in Latin America (Inter-American Development Bank)
Authors: Andrew R. Morrison, Maria Loreto Biehl
ISBN: 188693844X

"This important and thoughtful work," writes Pedro Aspe, former Minister of Finance in Mexico, "sheds light on the reasons for Mexico's privativation of public enterprises, as well as the benefits to be derived from this far-reaching program, which has always aimed to lay the foundation for the country's economic development. As a major contribution to the research on privatization, the book should be consulted and carefully analyzed by the public in general."


Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture & Chicana/o Sexualities

Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture & Chicana/o Sexualities
Author: Alicia Gaspar De Alba
ISBN: 1403960976

The essays in this volume look at icons, heroes, cultural myths, popular rituals, and border issues as they are expressed in a variety of ways. Includes studies of sexual politics the representation of Latina bodies in popular magazines, the stereotypical renderings of recipe books and calendar art, the ritual performance of Mexican femaleness in the quinceañera, and mediums through which Chicano masculinity is measured.


Violencia Domestica 2000, Programa Integrado de Habilidades para Hombres Latinos con Adaptaciones Culturales

Violencia Domestica 2000, Programa Integrado de Habilidades para Hombres Latinos con Adaptaciones Culturales
Authors: David Wexler, Christauria Welland
ISBN: 0972144714

New Spanish edition. The program integrates a lively package of cognitive-behavioral skills and psychoeducation about abuse while maintaining a respectful approach to the abuser himself. The program includes: a compact disc included with the manual, of relaxation exercises to be used in group, and exercises, handouts, and homework assignments to help clients deal with the powerful issues with which they are struggling.


Violencia En La Pareja

Violencia En La Pareja
Author: Maria Teresa Traverso
ISBN: 1886938784

El proposito de este libro es contribuir a difundir y resolver los problemas de violencia domestica que sufren los hogares de America Latina y el Caribe.